High School College Access is the year-round program that allows you to enroll in introductory-level day or evening courses through University College, the professional and continuing education division of the College of Arts & Sciences.


To be eligible for High School College Access you should:

  • Be a junior or senior in high school.
  • Have an academic average of B+ or better.
  • Have a combined SAT score of at least 1200 or a combined ACT score of at least 25 (we will accept the PSAT in place of an SAT or an ACT Aspire in place of an ACT).
  • As an international student, have a TOEFL score of at least 90 or an IELTS score of at least 6.5.


You may choose from a variety of courses in humanities, math, sciences, and social sciences. Evening and online courses are available year round, while day courses are available in the summer only.


Tuition for Spring 2017, Summer 2017, and Fall 2017 is $650 per credit hour (some select science course are $850 per credit hour). Payment is due in full at time of registration. Please note: we do not offer scholarship assistance for High School College Access. 

High School College Access and Washington University

Upon completion, you may request a transcript from Washington University that will list your for credit coursework.  Every university has its own pre-matriculation transfer credit policy and we encourage you to do your research as you make future plans. For current guidelines on pre-matriculation credit at Washington University, please review Undergraduate Admissions Procedures.

It is important to note that participation in High School College Access does not guarantee admission to Washington University.

Washington University's College Access program was a major part of my high school education and benefited me in several ways. First, it allowed me to take advanced classes that weren't available to me at other places, such as World War II in Global Perspective and Spanish 201. Taking classes on Washington University's campus also allowed me to experience college life, without actually being away from home. Some of my favorite classes in high school were through the High School College Access program, such as Western Civilization and Critical and Researched Writing, and though they were challenging, I learned how to thrive in a college environment and discovered new interests that I hope to continue to study in college. I would highly recommend High School College Access to anyone interested in taking fascinating, challenging courses in high school!

High School College Access student